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A lamp in the night, a song in time of sorrow

A lamp in the night, a song in time of sorrow

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [A lamp in the night, a song in time of sorrow]
Published in 17 hymnals

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1. A lamp in the night, a song in time of sorrow;
A great glad hope which faith can ever borrow
To gild the passing day, with the glory of the morrow,
Is the hope of the coming of the Lord.

Refrain
Blessèd hope, blessèd hope,
Blessèd hope of the coming of the Lord;
How the aching heart it cheers,
How it glistens through our tears,
Blessèd hope of the coming of the Lord.

2. A star in the sky, a beacon bright to guide us;
An anchor sure to hold when storms betide us;
A refuge for the soul, where in quiet we may hide us,
Is the hope of the coming of the Lord.[Refrain]

3. A call of command, like trumpet clearly sounding,
To make us bold when evil is surrounding;
To stir the sluggish heart and to keep in good abounding,
Is the hope of the coming of the Lord.[Refrain]

4. A word from the One to all our hearts the dearest,
A parting word to make Him aye the nearest;
Of all His precious words, the sweetest, brightest, clearest,
Is the hope of the coming of the Lord. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2551

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A lamp in the night, a song in time of sorrow
Author: D. W. Whittle
Refrain First Line: Blessed hope, blessed hope

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The Cyber Hymnal #2551
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